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Play Your Part is a culture variety show. It's essentially whatever host Jacob Wilson wants it to be. This includes: talk about random news in culture, unnecessary dissections of pop culture, public radio-esque stories of global culture and history, and the origins of random things that you never think about. This wide variety of topics reflect the interests of the host which are always changing and always specific.

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Jun 25, 2016 Play Your Part
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Patrick is back to talk with Jacob about the Tonys! They discuss James Corden, all of the Hamilton things, and their favorite performances! They also discuss the soundtracks to Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, and the upcoming live streaming of She Loves Me.
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May 24, 2016 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by Ben Longinow to talk about the 7 best of the 00s Christian hardcore scene. They discuss how all people into Christian alternative music were kind of into everything, talk about their journeys into the scene, and going to local shows, before getting into these albums (in order): Haste the Day “Burning Bridges”/“When Everything Falls” Underoath “Define the Great Line” As Cities Burn “Come Now Sleep”/“Son I Loved You at Your Darkest” Emery “The Question”...
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Apr 12, 2016 Play Your Part
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Baseball month continues and this episode Anna is back to talk about the origins of baseball things! But first Jacob mansplains mansplaining to Anna, but hopes that’s not what this podcast is all about! In this episode you will hear the origins of: Hot dogs at baseball games T-Shirt Cannons Take Me Out to the Ball Game The 7th Inning Stretch Join the conversation:  Tweet: #hotdogsaredebris and #tlwbringitback Go to tshirtlauncher.wordpress.com! Follow Anna: @annasthewilson Follow Jacob:...
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Apr 5, 2016 Play Your Part
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Welcome to Baseball Month! Today’s episode we talk to Taylor about logos, this time it’s MLB hats! They begin by trying to remember anything they’ve ever talked about on a Talkin’ to Taylor about Logos, but cannot (#LongLawn)! We also have a Yankee off and give a World Series prediction! Check out what we have to say about your favorite team’s hat! Orioles (7:00) Reds (8:15) Indians (11:45) Cubs (13:20) White Sox (15:50) Royals (17:05) Twins (19:55) Yankees (22:10) Mets (26:15) Rays...
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Mar 29, 2016 Play Your Part
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The Bros on Broadway are back! Yes, that’s right, Jacob is joined by Patrick Gillespie for more talk about musicals. This time they try to come up with ideas for musical adaptations from their favorite movies, books, tv shows, and historical events. From there they discuss what is at the heart of a good musical (inner feelings, large casts of people dancing, orphaned children, etc…). We’re not gonna spoil our picks here so you better check it out! Music: M83 “Do it, Try it” Join the...
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Mar 22, 2016 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by Cody Boring to talk about movies! They open up their discussion with some cinephile nerdiness in defining auteur theory, then they discuss their first experiences with Jeff Nichols, give you a tease of each Nichols’ film, point out the themes that stretch across each film, and finally give reviews of each movie (SPOILERS will be announced before they are given). Music: The Sun Days “Don’t Need to Be Them” Join the conversation: Follow Cody: @codyisboring Follow Jacob:...
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Mar 15, 2016 Play Your Part
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This week Jacob goes back to exploring the origins of things and brings on his wife Anna-Sophia Wilson who asks the question: Where do baby showers come from? Before they get into that, Jacob discusses spiciness, why our mouths react the way they do, whether some people are more genetically dispositioned to it, and why we enjoy something so painful. Music: "Something About You" by Lucius Be sure to subscribe to the Play Your Part Letter at tinyletter.com/playyourpart Follow Anna on...
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Mar 8, 2016 Play Your Part
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Welcome to the Hobby Lobby with my Dad! Jacob’s dad has a lot of hobbies, from learning ventriloquism as a child to doing a deep dive into scuba diving, his entire life has been an exploration of different activities. In this episode Jacob talks to his Dad, Tim Wilson, along with Taylor to learn about those interests, especially in light of his own obsessions. Other talk includes hobbies in the internet age, the Christian clown community, and Jacob’s lack of ability to use scissors....
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Feb 27, 2016 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by Blaze Russo to predict who will win each and every Oscar this Sunday. They also rank all the best picture noms, discuss whether snow movies or dust movies have better cinematography, and give Very Specific Predictions!
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Feb 23, 2016 Play Your Part
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A bipartisan podcast about campaign logos! Jacob and Taylor answer the question of what kind of lawn is best (2:40), talk about Ted Cruz’s logo (7:20), Mr. Moneybags (AKA Donald Trump) (11:50), Hillary Clinton (18:55), look at old Bill Clinton logos (22:40), Marco Rubio (23:53), Ben Carson (27:25), they feel the Bern (30:47), PATAKI (33:20), John Kasich (34:32), JEB! (37:33), and all the other candidates no longer in the running! Plus Spanish shaming, long lawn, MAGA, and more!
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Feb 16, 2016 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by Austin and Grayson Smith to talk about one of their favorite computer games from years past: Roller Coaster Tycoon They talk about their first memories of the game (2:15), Austin’s roller coaster web site (3:40), their love of Hot Wheels (5:40), how they approached Roller Coaster Tycoon (9:00),  ways to trick your guests (11:05), building coasters (13:10), getting hurt on roller coasters (23:00), their favorite coaster designs (25:45), the ways they killed...
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Feb 9, 2016 Play Your Part
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Today’s episode features Taylor and Anna from Off the Binge: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in a newly created fantasy league featuring all of the potential presidential candidates. They draft four candidates each with a scoring system that is as follows: 50 points for presidency 20 points for Veep 3 points 1st in primary/caucus 2 points 2nd in primary/caucus 1 point 3rd in primary/caucus We apologize for all our mistakes, most of which we correct throughout the show. Follow along for weekly...
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Jan 26, 2016 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by four other guests to celebrate the tenth anniversary of High School Musical. They discuss the first time they ever watched the movie (4:37), which role they would choose if they could be in HSM (12:15), their favorite film in the trilogy (15:01), Taylor tells about his special “Bet On It” connection (23:27), their favorite song from the series (25:44), we do some singing (31:05), talk about Zac Efron not singing in the first film (31:35), point out the parts that don’t...
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Jan 19, 2016 Play Your Part
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Part II of the 2015 awards! Andrew Boring is back to give accolades to the best pop culture of last year. These include: Theme running through the year Best actor across multiple performances Best theater experience Best piece of culture After they finish giving their awards they come up with their own personal awards including: Best Unexpected Use of Swedish, Best Podcast/TV show double feature, Best Road Trip, and more! Tell us your own opinions in the comments or Tweet us @playyourpartpod,...
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Jan 12, 2016 Play Your Part
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Andrew Boring is here to give awards for the best things of the year and his takes are hot! The awards include: Worst Piece of Culture (5:15) Funniest Film (12:30) Overrated culture (18:20) Underrated culture (25:15) Most Surprising (31:25) Most romantic moment (36:55) Tearjerker moment (43:25) This is part I of our conversation Tell us your own opinions in the comments or Tweet us @playyourpartpod, @jacobthewilson, and @theandrewboring
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Dec 16, 2015 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by Travis Cory to talk about all the little things they love about Star Wars. They open with their personal Star Wars history before moving through the series and all the great parts. Moments include: Han's victory yell, C-3PO always being left out of the plan, emotional music moments, and many more! Apologies for the wonky audio quality, I may have recorded on the wrong setting the nerf herder that I am.
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Dec 9, 2015 Play Your Part
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Last year's Christmas specials combined into one! Jacob finds out the differences between St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Santa Clause and also discusses different traditions all around the world! Don't forget to resubscribe on iTunes!
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Nov 30, 2015 Play Your Part
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How do you eat that? You may not realize it, but we all approach eating very common foods very differently. On today's episode Jacob is joined by Patrick and Joey to discuss how they eat bagels, muffins, Oreos, and Pop Tarts. They first discuss general eating strategies that inform the way they eat most of the time before digging into each specific food. Finally, Anna comes on to eat a pop tart for the very first time! Which method will she choose? Find out! Don't forget to use these hashtags:...
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Nov 25, 2015 Play Your Part
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Do you need something to talk to your family about this Thanksgiving? Well I have something for you! What happened that first Thanksgiving? Why did it stick? Why is it something we Americans celebrate each year? All these questions will be answered on this episode!
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Nov 16, 2015 Play Your Part
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When you woke up this morning, did you say to yourself 'today I'm gonna talk' or 'today I'm gonna talk about skating'? On today's episode, Jacob brings in his good friend Grayson Smith to talk about late 90s Disney Channel Original Movie BRINK! They talk about their experiences with it as a kid, comparing it to today and pointing out all of its themes. Whether you're a soul skater or a sell out, you are welcome here! Make sure to listen to the whole thing in order to hear how Grayson thinks...
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Nov 9, 2015 Play Your Part
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Classic podcast segment: Talkin' to Taylor about Logos returns! We discuss the design choice of the newest Starbucks red cup. Is it hombre or ombre? Is the sleek and minimal cup a smart design choice or a sign that our culture hates Christmas!?  We talk all about it! Check it out here or on iTunes
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Nov 3, 2015 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by Patrick Gillespie and the two bros sit down to discuss Broadway as bros are wont to do. They talk about the new Broadway smash, Hamilton a hip-hop musical about the life and death of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. They discuss its themes, its songs, and the impact it is making on culture. They then rank the top 5 Lin-Manuel Miranda (author of Hamilton, In the Heights, etc...) songs while listening and commenting on each one. If you haven't heard Hamilton, tell...
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Sep 29, 2015 Play Your Part
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We're covering our old commentary of Taylor Swift's 1989 by doing a commentary of Ryan Adam's cover of Taylor Swift's 1989. We talk about who would be more likely to sue us: Swift or Adams, the Party City effect, the potential forever circle of covers that could happen with 1989, do a deep dive on the year 1989, and try to give guidance on the star vs. letter grade rating system.
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Sep 3, 2015 Play Your Part
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Taylor comes in to talk about Google's new logo! Is it too childish? Is it a copy of the Party City logo? Why does Google have a blogspot? We answer all these questions and more!
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May 5, 2015 Play Your Part
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An origins episode all about Cinco de Mayo, the battle that happened, and why it became popular. Plus three Latino unsung heroes of history including: an American war hero, a US congressman, and a doctor who fought for the rights of Latinos all across the US! Check it out on this wonderful Cinco de Mayo!
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Apr 20, 2015 Play Your Part
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With so many great releases coming out last March, Jacob invites his friend and music lover Andrew Boring on to discuss it all! They cover the new albums from: Sufjan Stevens Kendrick Lamar Courtney Barnett Lady Lamb Liturgy Earl Sweatshirt Death Grips Purity Ring Chastity Belt Will Butler Lower Dens Tobias Jesso Jr.
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Apr 1, 2015 Play Your Part
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Jacob goes into the origins of April Fool's Day, but is it all one big prank?
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Mar 14, 2015 Play Your Part
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Jacob brings Anna-Sophia onto the podcast with him in a Pi Day special in order to talk about the history of both pi and pies. It's an episode that is mathematically delicious!
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Feb 8, 2015 Play Your Part
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Jacob interviews four of his friends about what pop culture their looking forward to the rest of the year. There is talk of the new Star Wars, the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, horror film It Follows, a Stephen King novel, and a new indie game. Listen to hear all of our picks!
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Oct 30, 2014 Play Your Part
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Jacob is joined by Taylor Wilson to listen to Taylor Swift and do a commentary. Make sure you sync up the album to go with it!